5 P’s of emergency preparedness

Smart brings first-ever virtual Disaster Preparedness Caravan to Visayas Do you know the 5 P’s of emergency preparedness? They are Pray, Plan, Prepare, Practice and PPE. This is one of the safety and emergency response tips during the #SafePH disaster preparedness virtual caravan by PLDT Inc. wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. “The #SafePH caravan is our way of building a culture of readiness among Filipinos, … Continue reading 5 P’s of emergency preparedness

WVs robusta coffee beans graded fine, premium

PCQC aims to place the country’s coffee production in the global coffee industry Western Visayas’ coffee industry could start creating its own brand after its robusta coffee beans were graded as fine and premium. The recognition came during the 2021 Philippine Coffee Quality Competition (PCQC), an annual event of government agencies and the private sector which seeks to identify the best specialty coffees in the … Continue reading WVs robusta coffee beans graded fine, premium

Strict implementation of reverse isolation urged

This is to manage the surge of Covid-19 cases in Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. reiterated the strict implementation of reverse isolation measures to manage the surge of COVID-19 cases in the province of Iloilo. Defensor issued a memorandum to the mayors, punong barangays, BHERTS, and local task forces to strictly implement detection and isolation especially at the household level. The governor stressed on the … Continue reading Strict implementation of reverse isolation urged

Iloilo Province economic enterprise, tax collection most efficient in WV

The award came from the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) VI The province of Iloilo ranked first in terms of collection efficiency in economic enterprise, business tax and other taxes for Fiscal Year 2020 among Western Visayas provinces. The Provincial Treasurer’s Office collected a total of P700,260,419.03 in economic enterprise or a collection efficiency of 248%, exceeding BLGF’s annual target of P282,435,294 for FY … Continue reading Iloilo Province economic enterprise, tax collection most efficient in WV

Social pension distribution for elderly 93% complete

Each person receives from DSWD6 P500 per month which is equivalent to P3,000 in a semester or P6,000 a year The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in region 6 has completed the distribution of Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) stipend in Aklan and Guimaras Provinces and in Bacolod City. “We are glad that the elderly in Aklan, Guimaras and Bacolod … Continue reading Social pension distribution for elderly 93% complete

DTI reviews coffee and cacao industry in Region 6

The Department of Trade Region 6’s Cacao and Coffee Industry Clusters revisited the mission, vision, goals and strategies identified in these particular industry roadmaps, including the action plan for 2021-2022. DTI VI Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon said that the Review and Updating of the Regional Cacao and Coffee Roadmaps held last May 20 and 21 would firm up commitment of industry organizations, national government … Continue reading DTI reviews coffee and cacao industry in Region 6

Cebu Landmasters posts strong Q1 2021 numbers

Net income grew year-on-year by 12% Cebu Landmasters Inc., leading developer in Visayas and Mindanao delivered robust growth in the first quarter of 2021 posting a 25% year-on-year increase in net income attributable to parent of P714 million. Meanwhile consolidated net income grew year-on-year by 12% to P725.2 million on the back of consolidated revenues of P2.35 billion, which is 11% more than year-ago figures. … Continue reading Cebu Landmasters posts strong Q1 2021 numbers

Iloilo Province supports halt in sugar exportation to the US

The Sugar Regulatory Administration has already intervened in the plight of the sugarcane farmers by issuing an order to stop the exportation of sugar to the United States. The decision to stop the exportation of class ‘A’ sugar is contained in the issued Sugar Order No. 1-A, Series of 2020-21 of Sugar Regulatory Administration that amended the Sugar Order No. 1, Series of 2020-21 regarding … Continue reading Iloilo Province supports halt in sugar exportation to the US

SSFs back on track, gov’t assistance continues

SSF stands for Shared Service Facilities Notwithstanding the impact of the pandemic on business activities, the DTI continues to monitor the operation and extend assistance needed by shared service facilities (SSF) cooperators throughout the country. According to the report conducted by the DTI Bureau of SME Development (BSMED), most of the SSFs were affected by the pandemic but restarted to full and/or partial operations as … Continue reading SSFs back on track, gov’t assistance continues

Iloilo City receives 14 handwashing facilities

The fight against the dreaded Corona Virus Disease goes on in Iloilo City To assist the urban city and its populace, the Iloilo Caucus of Development NGO’s (Iloilo CODE-NGOs) led partner organizations, with its sub-grant project from ReachHealth-USAID, distributed and set up 14 handwashing stations in identified sites. These included two Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) for COVID 19, four major markets and eight … Continue reading Iloilo City receives 14 handwashing facilities